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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

So, today was mostly a good day.  I have been informed that I get to go on a business trip here soon.  I am looking forward to it.  I don't think I have ever traveled for my current job.  I have been there almost 6 years.  I have been nose to the grind stone, non-stop since I started too, so having an opportunity to represent my company and my team is a huge feather in my cap.  Well, at least personally.  Not sure how the company feels about it as a whole.  I printed out my Gallup personality test reports for my personal development/Professional development coach.  Ok, well, I sent her the digital copies and I printed them out for myself; I'm a paper lover. 

I left work early today, as my wife asked me to pick up my daughter this morning.  I actually got to see the sun.  Didn't know what to make of it.  I swear it has been ages since I've seen it.  I have to say it cheered me up… right up until the point where I got to get my groove on with rush-hour traffic.  I swear these fools in Omaha totally forget how to drive between the hours of 4PM and 6PM Monday through Friday.  The concept of merging is totally lost on these people and they refuse to let other people in. 

Rude, rude, rude.

I have to really push my desire to road rage down.  I want to teach some of these jokers a lesson… but.. as I have a serious allergic reaction to incarceration.  So, that’s one big fat not gunna happen.

 

Kick it’s ass man!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

So I have a confession to make…

I feel very combative today.  I would dare say that I feel downright belligerent.  I feel frustrated with the world, my job, my kids, the state of the union, and my career.  Wife and I are doing good.  As such, in writing this, I am also seeking God’s face in this because I want that walk to be solid. 

Also… I am realizing that I am just pissed off enough about people talking things to death… Shut the hell up and get off your butts and DO something about it.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Apparently, I have an audience.

Well hello there!

Well hello there!

Not that I was trying to have an audience… but hey… I guess since it’s posted on the interwebs, it’s going to be viewed by SOMEONE… I should have known better.  With the throngs of groupies that I have already… someone was bound to read the blog I really haven’t posted to in almost a year.

Why have I moved here you asked?

It’s simple.  If I go off on a rant on FacePage, at least 400+ people (or whatever my friend count it) will see it.  Some of them are co-workers, some of them are former co-workers, a lot of them are people I went to high school with that just clicked on my name because they remembered it.  Heck, I even have friends like that.  The point is… Few people on FacePage are invested in me.  I use this as my personal journal of things I want to go back and look at.  I guess I could use my livejournal account.. That goes back to… 2002 I think?  That’s very much BC…. That’s fun just trying to remember how that went…  I went back and looked at some of those posts… I swear I was insane when I posted them…. Looking at that time in my life, I had to have been.  No blog wars, no friend drama, no ex-wife drama, no real kid drama, no financial drama, no work drama…

Holy Crap… God, what have you done?  I just realized that MY drama has dropped to next to nothing.  The people I choose to surround myself with… don’t come with drama…  They come with wine and cheese, hugs, stability, honesty, and a desire to lift up those around them.  That’s not commentary against anyone… that is commentary FOR some friends.

4 of the 5... We miss you Cheesecake.

4 of the 5… We miss you Cheesecake.

Thank you God.

 

 

The Lord is faithful… period.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Wow… Ok, so it’s been a while…

First and foremost.. I got a new job.   Started April 30th, and the Lord has blessed me… So kiddies… pull up a chair, or your favorite pillow… and get comfy… It’s story time.

So a while ago, the company I was with at the time was starting to fail.  They had let go 70 of the 250 or so employees that they had and were telling everyone that they were trying to sell the company.  This didn’t bode well… as my team went from 10 to 4 in a matter of months.  The load with 10 was already heavy.. we were all siloed with our duties… so then to take on the work of another 1.5 people…  That was a bit much… Moral was at a new low… and everything seemed dismal.  I felt at the time that the Lord had released me from that job…

One day, some friends of ours were over… he worked out of state doing 3 weeks on and 2 weeks off… working down in Texas for a drilling company… We got to talking one day and I made the joke that they should hire me… he looked at me straight faced and said: “Not unless you know electronics”.  His wife, my wife and I almost said in unison that I had an electronics degree.  His reaction was “Oh, then let me make a call.”, or something to that effect.  So over the next few weeks, things progressed, and I had a verbal that the job was mine, they just had to work out schedules… meanwhile I had a recruitment company call me and tell me about a job downtown doing IT work.  My wife convinced me to at least go to the interview because it was always good to have another iron in the fire.  So on a Thursday, I went.

It was for a technology company.  I met with the hiring manager and two of the engineers and got more information on the job.  First, the job was not doing engineering, but architecture.  It was a move I had wanted to make for years.  Second, I had the best interview I have had in my life.  So I went home positive about the experience, but I still felt that I was going to take the Job in Texas.

That next morning, I was in my men’s group and discussing everything with the “guys”.  One of them asked me if my wife was in favor of me taking the job in Texas.  I said that she was supporting me and my growth and that she can handle it, and that she was good with it.  He stopped and said: “That’s fine and all, but is this what she wants?”  I sat there staring at him… I never really even asked her if this is what she wants.  I mean we had talked about it and she was good with it… but was it her true desire?  I stopped everyone and made a call to my wife, while sitting with the other men.  I had to know right then.

I flat out asked her if it was what she wanted.  She said: “No, but I am 100% behind you in this and we will all support you…”  I cut her off mid-sentence.  She didn’t want me to do it, but she was being a good and supportive wife.  I told her how much I loved her and reassured her that it was ok, not to want me to do this.

We adjourned early from our group… and not knowing what I should do with the extra time I had before work, I ended up heading up to the church and went down to the prayer room.  I got on my face and immediately started praying, and waiting for answers… “Lord, I know that I have said that you will put me where you want me, but… is this (The job in Texas) what you want me to do?”  I didn’t even have to wait for the Lord to respond.  I got a resounding and clear as day “No.”  I sat there for a second, trying to make sure I wasn’t going nuts… I said “Seriously?”, and the Lord said “I have plans to grow and prosper you.  You can take this job if you want, but you will reap what you sew.”  I sat there for a moment.  (I tend to do that when God talks to me) and contemplated what that was going to mean.  It meant, that my friend, who went out on a limb for me and vouched for me for the Job in Texas had to be informed.  That was something that I wasn’t looking forward to.

So I wrote my friend a long letter, thanking him for the opportunity, thanking him for believing in me, and apologizing for leaving him hanging and how much I appreciated him, but I had to follow the Lord on this.  It hurt to write, and I fretted about it, but I got the impression that it was the right thing to write.  I sent it off that afternoon.  So I figured that the Lord would give me the job down town at the technology company.

That following week, I received a call from my recruiter that I did not get the job downtown.  I was crushed.  I really thought that my interview was awesome and they really liked me, and they did, but I priced out of what they were willing to pay at the time.  I believed the Lord, and knew that he would grow and prosper me and I walked in that…. I just didn’t know which way he wanted me to go, so I kept praying and believing.

The Friday before Easter a few weeks later, at 5:30, I get a call from the recruiter again…  The hiring manager from the company that I had interviewed with had called them asking if I was still interested in working for them.  Duh!

Somehow, either another person quit or whatever… They made another position, and wanted ME for that position… The price wasn’t what I was making at the last place, but it was still more than they had for the position prior.. so the new position paid more in line with what I was asking originally.

The Lord was faithful, because I believed.  He was faithful because I put my trust in the Lord.

Now here I am, doing what I wanted to be doing for years, with a company that I love, with a team that I have respect for and who are all above board.

Thank you Lord for this.  The Glory is all yours.

~The Ascended Dragon

I really don’t know what to title this post.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

There is so much on my mind lately… first and foremost, I have to say how amazing it is that the Lord has blessed me and how abundantly he has blessed me in the past few weeks.  Obedience has it’s perks.

I’m just trying to be patient with things that are coming down.  I have some great news… just not able to share it yet.  BLARG!

Too flipping early…. Hooray!!! PASTA!!!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012